How do you kids make money?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrat93, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65832


    Dec 30, 2006
    I'm sure there are a wide range of minors on here, a lot of them with all sorts of gadgets and Mac stuff. But how do you afford all of that? I'll start...

    I'm 15. I'm a Wii reseller and I'm beginning to sell US iTunes gift cards overseas, what about you?
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    i make websites for people, and sell on ebay.
    i bought my blackbook with my parents buying half (mainly because of good grades), but i bought my ipod and other gadgets with my own money.:rolleyes:

    EDIT: and i am 15.
  3. Schnebar macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2006
    I am 18 and have never had a real job yet. I can get paid like $20 an hour to go help old people with their computers but that only happens like once or twice a month. My parents give me an allowance for food and some spending money and I usually get my mac stuff for birthdays and christmas.

    They would rather me try hard in school and get through all of my AP classes so I can make a lot of money later in life then working minimum wage now in a job where it is just busy work.
  4. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2008
    I'm 16.

    I have an allowance of 60 a month for spending and I choose to save almost all of it for more expensive gadgets. I sometimes sell my photos as well, that can put me up a few hundred every once and a while.

    I also need a good computer for graphic design and photography classes I take. My parents usually help me out when buying a new computer (Macbook Pro in this case) which I need, and I pay for accessories (case, mouse, keyboard, Airport Express, display, speakers, extra RAM, etc.) that I want but aren't necessary. I put all my money into cameras and computers, I don't buy fancy clothes, go to a lot of movies, eat out with friends a lot...I choose to spend my money elsewhere, like many others here on MacRumors.
  5. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    I install custom firmwares on PSPs and unlock Nokias and Sony Ericssons!

    I also do iPhones and iPod touches too!

    Plus, I make normal N73s in to Music Edition ones... All for £5 each.

    Oh yeah, and I sent a free Java app to someone a few days ago for 50p

    Also, I get £25 in the bank every month from my mum and dad and I get money for Christmas, my birthday and for good grades.

    Im 13, BTW.
  6. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
    I am 17. I currently work 2 jobs as a Barista and a Bookseller. I used to do tech stuff for cash until I got tired of petty cash for IT level paying jobs.
  7. -kritter- macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    I am 17, bought everything in my sig by myself...I have a job that pays anywhere from 10-16 dollars an hour depending on how good the gratuity is, ill be working close to 25 hours a week come summer...
  8. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    Hehe, amazing stuff people.

    Glad to see you all starting early.

    I'm almost 20, and have a full time job, but I used to do Windows installs for £20 a pop (Still do, in fact) and computer upgrades, builds and things like that.

    Hurrah for technophobes.
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601


    Oct 16, 2006
    So you put a disk in a computer, waited, typed a few numbers in, and got £20 for it!!! Now thats what I call FREE MONEY!!!
  10. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    It certainly is. I did used to goto peoples houses and do reinstalls, so I had to put fuel in the car. But I got free tea as well, so I couldn't loose. :D
  11. 119576 Guest


    Aug 6, 2007

    You must have been working for a long time.

    When I was a kid, I just leeched off my parents. :rolleyes:
  12. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    I started to save up money for my MacBook when I was 13 and a half by selling things on ebay. It took me about 6 months to save up. I also got money from my parents by doing chores and getting good grades. My iPod was a birthday present, though.
    In a few years time, I would love to get a part-time job at a local Apple reseller.
  13. MLeepson macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2007
    I'm 14.
    I usually get paid for doing stuff around the house i.e. raking the leaves.
    I'm planning on getting a "job" this summer, also.
    I also get paid for doing occasional work for my uncle.
    I' saving up to get a MacBook Air, which I'll only pay 1/3 of. ($600) I currently have a PowerBook G4, which I "inherited". Most of my Mac stuff is stuff that I paid 50 cents for or unused products from family.
  14. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I am a book seller, making (almost) minimum wage, but it gives me walking around money, and the work's pretty easy. I just turned 20, but given my full time student status, I figured I'd post.
  15. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Sep 7, 2006
    Trading on the stock markets :) (Though at the moment, this is both risky and foolish).
  16. Galapp macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    I am pretty much screwed at this point... I lived in israel where I had a great job, than I moved here to brazil discovering that no one hires people under 18 :|
    now I have only the money that my parents give me which is now 0 for a while since I bough my Macbook Pro <_<"

    pretty much screwed :S
  17. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2007
    North Carolina
    I got a job when I was 15 because my mom said I couldn't get a cellphone til I payed my own bill. I got a job at an Ice Cream parlor where I started off at $5.25

    Since then I've gotten two raises and a promotion (and I'm about to get another promotion and another pay raise).

    I'm 17 now and I still work there :)
    I work 14-20 hours a week and make $7 an hour.
    But I'm saving all my money because I'm going to Honduras this summer :(
  18. Bariwasmypart macrumors newbie


    Jan 16, 2008
    i work at a local grocery chain been working there for a year
    could have had enough money for a macbook pro by now :rolleyes: but i bought a 1500 dollar saxaphone that set me back a bit but i work about ten hours a week and get paid 7.50 an hour and am expecting a 25 to 50 cent raise this march
  19. iMpathetic macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    Yesterday was my 14th! w00t! :D

    Anyway, I get an allowance of $20 a month from my parents for not doing anything really, REALLY stupid. I also get paid around $15 per column writing for Low End Mac. </shameless plug>

    I get paid $2 a day for dogsitting. Also, I sell and trade tons of stuff on Craigslist to get better and better computers. Because of constant trading up, I went from an 867MHz Power Mac G4 that I got for $25 to my current 2GHz dual-core ThinkPad, which shall probably be traded for a Macbook.

    My iPod touch, though, I got for Christmas, and the iPod before that, I got for my bar mitzvah.

    EDIT: Oh, and I got a Motorola W315 as my first phone yesterday. Woohoo!
  20. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    I am 18 and work at my local Chevy/Hummer/Lotus dealership as a lot attendant after school.
  21. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    sell on ebay?
  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    " Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a kid?"
  23. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
    I work at my the campground and B&B that my family runs. I am able to make anywhere from $10-$50 a week depending on the amount of work. In the summer though I have a 6-8 hour per day job here. Makes great money, especially when you work for your parents at $10 an hour. :)

    I don't get an allowance so this is my only "income" besides christmas and birthday money, which isn't usually allot. I am currently saving up for my first Mac which is going to hopefully be a MBP. After summer I should have enough to buy one, fingers crossed.

    BTW I''m 15.
  24. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    I remember chopping trees in the Sahara forrest for a living when I was a kid.
  25. Highcroft macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    I have a summer job detasseling corn and usually make $50 a day, but my parents usually buy me most of my stuff for getting good grades or for my birthday and christmas.

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